Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report from 2019 stated that some 84% of social attacks are related to phishing. They also say that mobile users are way more susceptible to phishing attacks because 18% of people who clicked on phishing links did so on their phones.
According to research from 2018, 62% of small businesses have experienced some form of phishing and social engineering attacks.
IoT is and Mobile devices are becoming more popular among individuals and businesses alike, but their protection is not something most worry about.
Such endpoint devices, because they haven’t matured their technology, are potentially much more exposed to malware deployment, especially if it is very recent. So if we consider that one of the main vectors for delivering Malware is the email, it is easy to understand that advanced endpoint detection and response (EDR) capabilities are necessary for proper protection against zero-day malware and other similarly advanced threats.
3. Spam is Still here damaging business productivity
Spam is about every type of unsolicited email. Generally, we associate Spam with commercially driven requests, but we most remember Phishing or Email Malware attacks are more dangerous forms of Spam.
If you believe that spam is a thing of the past, we’ll let you know that it’s still alive and well, and it’s not going to go away - It accounts for around 45% of all emails sent every day around the world.
Most spam emails don’t get past your email security methods, but some do. It’s essential for you to keep your email protection software updated or opt for a more robust one that can protect your business effectively.
4. Poorly Crafted Email Attacks Are a Thing of the Past
With the rise of previously mentioned advanced threats for email security, the number of ineffective and straightforward email threats is on the downfall.
Most of these attacks are performed by skilled hackers who research their targets thoroughly which enables them to create a simple email threat that looks real, yet hides dangerous malware, ransomware, and the like.
The only way to protect yourself from these specialized attacks is to have advanced email protection and to train the workforce to be more careful with how they check their emails.
5. Many Email Attacks Lead to Ransomware
Phishing attacks usually provide the first layer for attackers to deploy malware and to gain access to your company’s systems. So, even though you may observe email spam and phishing distinctively, you should expect that there is a high chance of attacks affecting other systems, as a second attack in the form of ransomware.